Car over­turned on in­ner re­lief road near bingo hall

Loughborough Echo - - NEWS -

TRAF­FIC was grid­locked in Lough­bor­ough town cen­tre fol­low­ing an ac­ci­dent in which a car over­turned on Mon­day, June 11.

William Mid­dled­itch, aged 14, was trav­el­ling through town when he saw the in­ci­dent and took this pho­to­graph.

He said: “The A6 in Lough­bor­ough town cen­tre was closed at 4pm to­day caus­ing traf­fic chaos dur­ing school run time and the build-up to rush hour.

“Po­lice were in at­ten­dance and had used cones to close the road at the in­ter­sec­tion with the The Coner­ies and Bax­ter Gate.

“A car had crashed and over­turned just next to the side wall of Bea­con Bingo and the road had been sealed off. The car looked badly dam­aged.

“Po­lice were di­rect­ing the traf­fic and send­ing it via Spar­row Hill, but tail­backs were build­ing up as traf­fic lev­els in­creased in the run up to 5pm.”

A spokesman for Le­ices­ter­shire Po­lice said: “We were called at 3.11pm to a re­port of a twove­hi­cle col­li­sion off Bax­ter Gate, at the junc­tion of Le­myn­g­ton Street.

“The road was closed near to Park Hill Train­ing Cen­tre. One woman was taken to the Queen’s Med­i­cal Cen­tre (in Not­ting­ham), her in­juries weren’t thought to be life chang­ing or life threat­en­ing.”

The road re­opened shortly af­ter 5pm.

■ The over­turned car in Lough­bor­ough town cen­tre.

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